Christina Gagliano-Veiga

Christina Gagliano-Veiga
MA Student

Contact: christina.gagliano.veiga@mail.utoronto.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Laurel Besco
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

ABOUT ME

Education

  • MA Geography Candidate / Environmental Studies Collaborative – University of Toronto Mississauga
  • HBA Environmental Management – University of Toronto Mississauga

Research and Professional Interests

My current research looks at the development of green buildings and standards across Canada. I plan to specifically explore the factors that influence certified green buildings, such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), in urban and rural areas. I am interested in what lessons we can learn from the successful uptake of green buildings for similar green initiatives.

Having done environmental management studies in my undergrad, I plan to take an interdisciplinary approach to my research.

Why Geography at UTM?

I had not considered a Masters until my last year of undergrad, having been given the amazing opportunity to work with my current supervisor, Dr. Laurel Besco. The geography department at UTM is such a close and welcoming community that I am always given the opportunity to learn and develop myself as new researcher!

Honours and Awards

  • 2019-2020: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Award - Joseph Armand Bombardier
  • University of Toronto Excellence Award